The Bossier Bearkats, Parkway Panthers and Haughton Buccaneers won high school boys basketball games Tuesday night.
Bossier defeated Airline 59-44 at Airline, Parkway downed Benton 75-60 at Benton and Haughton topped North DeSoto 58-52 in overtime at North DeSoto.
Jacoby Decker led Bossier (6-1) with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. He hit two from long range in the first quarter as the Bearkats took control early.
Tim King added 12 points. Kaalas Roots and Landric Watson scored nine each. Dante Bell added eight.
Watson scored all of his points in the fourth quarter.
The Bearkats led 16-8 at the end of the first quarter and 33-16 at the half.
TJ Robinson topped Airline (3-1) with 11 points. He was the only Viking in double figures. KD Henderson and Jon Jenkins scored seven each.
At Benton, Ty Hubbard and Chase Turner led Parkway to the victory with 16 points each. Tyler Jewell added 12. Sheldon Dudley scored nine, all on 3-pointers. Jason Owens and Javoris White scored seven each.
Parkway led 38-33 at the half and 48-45 after three quarters. Turner pumped in nine points as the Panthers outscored the Tigers 27-15 in the final period.
Jalen Harding, who hit three 3-pointers, paced Benton with 21 points. Cameron Robinson added 16, Jontavious Johnson nine and Bubba Osby eight.
The game was the season opener for both teams.
At North DeSoto, Tevon Beavers and D’Marcus Hall scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, to lead Haughton to the victory in its season opener. D. Graham added 12.
The Bucs rallied from a 35-27 deficit after three quarters to send it into overtime. Beavers, who scored seven fourth-quarter points, hit a 3-pointer in the extra period.
The Haughton Jack Clayton Invitational begins Wednesday.
In first-round games at Haughton High, Benton faces Byrd at 4, Calvary Baptist plays West Ouachita at 5:30, North DeSoto takes on Minden at 7 and Haughton faces Montgomery at 8:30.
In a first-round game Thursday, defending champion Parkway plays Lakeside at 5:30.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org